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of addressing gun violence, today, president obama said that the tragedy at sandy hook changed everything, and now focusing on these issues will be at the forefront of his agenda. the president promised action. >> so, i will use all the powers of this office to help advance efforts aimed at preventing more tragedies like this. we won't prevent them all, but that can't be an excuse not to try. >> reporter: he pledged that his administration would look at the mental health, education, cultural and gun control aspects of this tragedy. and to head the effort, he appointed vice president biden, an author of the 1994 crime bill, which contained a ban on some semiautomatic rifles. the team will report back by next month, the president said. the president hopes to capitalize from this national moment, when eve some pro-gun rights democrats are calling for change. today, he demanded congress take real action right now. ban the sale of high capacity ammunition clips. close the so-called gun show loophole that does not require background checks in many private sales. and ban the sale of what he call
last month, defying the predictions and the disruption of hurricane sandy. the unemployment rate fell to 7.7%, that's the lowest level in four years. but tonight, 12 million americans are still unemployed. and the new jobs number, the fiscal cliff, all of it will be on the table when george stephanopoulos sits down with a turbocharged powerhouse round table. james carville, mary matalin and nobel prize-winning economist paul krugman, on sunday for "this week." >>> and now, we go overseas to syria, where people are fleeing amid fears that the assad regime will unleash chemical weapons. the region around the capital, damascus, now a battle zone. 2 million syrians now on the run, many of them children. and it is extremely difficult for journalists to enter that country and cover the chaos. but abc's alex marquardt pushed across the border tonight and he is there. alex? >> reporter: we've spent the day among the thousands of refugees living here, and the conditions are miserable. rain has turned the roads to rivers of mud, there's no power or gas for heat, and it's only getting colder by
. a brave teacher. >> reporter: last week, at sandy hook elementary, police believe adam lanza was armed with high-capacity magazines. he didn't have to stop to reload until he had fired at least 30 times. any reason why you think the general public should have a high-capacity magazine? >> no. no place for it. >> reporter: when he went to washington today, chief johnson met with vice president biden as he continues pushing for that ban. meanwhile, diane, i checked with various gun shops around the country and those high-capacity magazines, they're flying off the shelves. some stores tell me they're sold out. >> all right, john quinones, so great to have you reporting in for us tonight. and i want everybody to be sure to watch "nightline" tonight. our reporters will be taking you through the day in the life of the american gun. >>> and today is the biggest shipping day of the year. 28 million packages are tearing across the country right now, with ups, more than 300 every second. and there is a big, new race under way. companies promising to deliver your orders faster and faster. the gian
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